It is the second Tuesday of March 2022, also known as the Patch Tuesday. This means Microsoft has released updates for its products, including Windows 11, as planned. Microsoft has released KB5011493 cumulative update for Windows 11 that includes some security fixes and taskbar improvements.
The security fixes include the problem of deleting files that are synced locally in OneDrive. Here is what Microsoft KB article says:
Addresses a known issue that occurs when you attempt to reset a Windows device and its apps have folders that contain reparse data, such as Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft OneDrive for Business. When you select Remove everything, files that have been downloaded or synced locally from Microsoft OneDrive might not be deleted. Some devices might take up to seven (7) days after you install this update to fully address the issue and prevent files from persisting after a reset. For immediate effect, you can manually trigger Windows Update Troubleshooter using the instructions in Windows Update Troubleshooter.Microsoft
In addition, this update also includes all the improvements and features included in KB5010414. KB5010414 was an optional update released on February 15. If you have already installed this update, the new update KB5011493 only downloads and installs the missing features and security fixes.
Here is a list of improvements included in KB5010414, which are now part of KB5011493:
- New! Provides the ability to share cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge.
- New! Open Microsoft Office files in the recommended section of the Start menu in the browser. This occurs if the device does not have an appropriate Microsoft Office license, and the file is stored in Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft SharePoint. If there is a license, the file will open in the desktop app instead.
- New! Adds the clock and date to the taskbars of other monitors when you connect other monitors to your device.
- New! Adds weather content to the left side of the taskbar if the taskbar is aligned to the center. When you hover over the weather, the widgets panel will appear on the left side of the screen and disappear when you stop hovering over the area.
- New! Adds the ability to quickly share open application windows directly from your taskbar to a Microsoft Teams call.
- New! Adds support for hot adding and removal of non-volatile memory (NVMe) namespaces.
- New! Adds the ability to instantly mute and unmute a Microsoft Teams call from your taskbar. During the call, an active microphone icon will appear on the taskbar, so that you can easily mute the audio without having to return to the Microsoft Teams call window.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when Windows Server 2016 runs as a terminal server using certain cloud computing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). As a result, the servers randomly stop responding after running for a period. This also addresses a regression that proactively checks to ensure that the CSharedLock in rpcss.exe is set correctly to avoid deadlock.
- Addresses an issue that could cause the time zone list in Settings to appear blank for users who are not administrators.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Windows search service and occurs when you query using the proximity operator.
- Addresses an issue that fails to show Startup impact values in Task Manager.
- Addresses an issue that prevents ShellWindows() from returning the InternetExplorer object when iexplore.exe runs in the Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode context.
- Addresses an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
- Addresses an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.
- Addresses an issue that causes improper cleanup of Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) objects. This prevents session teardowns and causes a session to stop responding.
- Addresses an issue that prevents printing from operating properly for some low integrity process apps.
- Introduces support for Windows Hello for Business Cloud Trust. This is a new deployment model for hybrid deployments of Windows Hello for Business. It uses the same technology and deployment steps that support on-premises single sign-on (SSO) for Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) security keys. Cloud Trust removes public-key infrastructure (PKI) requirements for deploying Windows and simplifies Windows Hello for Business deployment experience.
- Addresses an issue that prevents you from unloading and reloading drivers when the drivers are protected Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI).
- Addresses an issue that affects the Silent BitLocker enablement policy and might unintentionally add a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protector.
- Addresses a reliability issue that affects the use of the Remote Desktop app to mount a client’s local drive to a terminal server session.
- Addresses an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and context menus.
- Addresses an issue that prevents you from reaching the LanguagePackManagement configuration service provider (CSP) using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Bridge.
- Addresses an issue that causes a mismatch between a Remote Desktop session keyboard and a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client when signing in.
- Addresses an issue that causes incorrect tooltips to appear in an empty area on the taskbar after you hover over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when you try to write a service principal name (SPN) alias (such as www/FOO) and HOST/FOO already exists on another object. If the RIGHT_DS_WRITE_PROPERTY is on the SPN attribute of the colliding object, you receive an “Access Denied” error.
- Addresses an issue that disconnects Offline Files on the network drive after you restart the OS and sign in. This issue occurs if the Distributed File System (DFS) path is mapped to the network drive.
- Addresses an issue that displays the authentication dialog twice when you mount a network drive.
This update will be available immediately on Windows Update, Windows Update for Business and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). You can go to the Windows Settings –> Windows Update to install the new update.
If you want to install this update on multiple computers, it’s best to download the standalone offline installer for this update, which is available through Microsoft Update Catalog. We are providing direct download links for your ease:
This link downloads the .msu file. Simply run the file by double-clicking on it, and install the update KB5011493 by following the instructions. You’ll need to restart your system to update to the latest build.
Once you have installed this update, your Operating System build will become Windows 11 Build 22000.556.
Rollback/Remove Windows 11 Cumulative Update
If you do not wish to keep the installed update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.
To roll back after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.
Cleanup after installing Windows Updates
If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands one after the other in Command Prompt with administrative privileges:
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup